Completion of The Bama Theatre Renovation 2022


The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa would like to thank our donors for their support of the 2022 Sponsor A Seat campaign, which made our goal of replacing the seats and carpet in our treasured Bama Theatre possible. Without their support, this project would not have been possible. Through their dedication to the local community and its notable past, future generations will enjoy what the Bama has to offer. Follow this link for a list of our contributors.

The Completed Project:

Photos courtesy photographer Don Naman and City of Tuscaloosa

Phases of Renovation:

  1. BAMA Theatre Staff and Volunteers – Store all in house furniture, equipment, theatre
    lighting and sound equipment (June 27 – July 10, 2022)
  2. Dad’s Upholstery Co. – Pick up Lobby benches and antique chairs to be reupholstered. 3
    new benches will be built to match. (June 27, 2022)
  3. Phase I of Handrails – McAbee Construction – Remove all existing handrails to be
    refurbished and painted. New handrails will be built to match to add in new areas.
    (July 1 & 5, 2022)
  4. Phase I of Theatre Seating – Irwin Seating – Removal of current seats (July 8 – 13, 2022)
  5. Phase I of Carpeting – Russell S. Lee Flooring – Removal of Orchestra aisle runners and
    all Balcony carpet (July 14 & 19 – 23, 2022)
  6. Taylor Electrical – New electrical work in the Orchestra and Balcony concrete floor –
    Trench in the concrete floors to run new electrical lines to accommodate the new aisle
    lights in the seating. (July 15 – August 16, 2022)
  7. JeffCo Concrete – Grind, resurface, and polish the Orchestra and Balcony concrete
    floors with a tinted finish. Grade concrete floor for the handicap (ADA) section. Grind,
    resurface, tint, and polish the backstage loading area and ramp. (August 17 –
    September 2, 2022)
  8. Dad’s Upholstery Co. – Return newly upholstered Lobby benches and antique chairs.
    (August 22, 2022)
  9. Phase II of Theatre Seating – Irwin Seating – Delivery and Install of the new theatre
    seats. (September 6 – 11, 2022)
  10. Phase II of Carpeting – Russell S. Lee Flooring – Removal of the remaining carpet.
    Install all new custom designed carpeting in the BAMA Theatre. (September 12 – 25,
  11. Phase II of Handrails – McAbee Construction – Install refurbished and new handrails in
    the theatre. (September 25 – 30, 2022)
  12. Professional Cleaning Company – BAMA theatre and building must be deep cleaned
    from all the construction dust and grime. (October 3 – 9, 2022)
  13. BAMA Staff and Volunteers – Return all furniture, equipment, theatre lighting and
    sound equipment from storage to its proper place in the theatre. (October 10 – 21,